Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)

Directed by Rachel Talalay. Written by Talalay and Michael De Luca. Starring Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Breckin Meyer, Shon Greenblatt, Lezlie Deane, Ricky Dean Logan and Yaphet Kotto.

Plot: 10 years from now all the children and teens in Springwood are dead except John, who Freddy uses to get to more kids.

Maggie (Zane) works as a therapist outside of Springwood. She and her teenage patients have nightmares and the Doc (Kotto) tells her that this means something, but she doesn’t agree. Then, John (Greenblatt) shows up at the center and doesn’t remember who he is, but he does have a newspaper clipping from Springwood in his pocket. In an attempt to jog his memory, she decides to take him to Springwood herself. Secretly though, three of the troubled youths Maggie works with have stowed away in the van and they all wind up in Springwood where Fredd can now get to them.

With classic lines like, “Every town has an Elm Street,” it’s not surprising that this one surpasses the one that came before it. Sure, there’s some whack-a-doodle rules once again. Like, in this one apparently Freddy had “Dream Masters” grant him his power. Like, what? Still, the innovation was really cool in this one. The ending was good. And it was quite funny in parts.

My score: 52. DJ’s score: 55.

“What’s with kids today, huh?”

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